Peace

Listen! Isaiah 9:2-7 | Matthew 2:1-12 Last week we heard and reflected on the words of the angels to the shepherds – glad tidings of great joy. We didn’t pay much attention to the detail of the rest of their message: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace”.… Read More... Read More

Joy

Listen! Isaiah 52:7-10 | Luke 2:8-20 One of the unavoidable realities, it seems, of modern life, is that Christmas – or rather, advent – is a time of busyness, a time of running around trying to get everything done. Over the past few weeks I’ve seen a number of videos doing the rounds in sort of Christian Facebook circles, each in their own way trying to remind the viewer that Advent is supposed to be about getting ready for the mystery of Christmas, a time of reflection, preparation, prayer.… Read More... Read More

Beloved

Listen! Luke 1:26-38 | Matthew 1:18-21 Last week, the first week of advent, we remembered the prophets – the ones who pointed the way, who started us on our journey towards Bethlehem. This week, the second week, we remember the family – Mary, and Joseph, and their journey to Bethlehem, and to the birth of their child.… Read More... Read More

Part time children’s worker

St. John’s Uniting Church Children’s Worker 15 – 25 hours per week (negotiable) Are you passionate about kids and their place in the kingdom of God? Can you bring imagination, creativity, humour and warmth to helping children question, explore and develop their faith? Can you help create a welcoming and engaging environment where children are treated with kindness and respect; where they are supported, nurtured, challenged and encouraged to grow as individuals and as members of the church?… Read More... Read More